Definition: This entry includes three subfields. Total area is the sum of all land and water areas delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines. Land area is the aggregate of all surfaces delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines, excluding inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers). Water area is the sum of the surfaces of all inland water bodies, such as lakes, reservoirs, or rivers, as delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Area map
Gender equality, a key area of UN visit
Fiji Live - 4/22/2014 2:24:34 AM
"Over the next two days we will be addressing how the UN is doing in this part of the world and how we can improve on it going forward," Thomson said. Another area the delegation will look at discussing is the concerns raised by countries in the region on ...
490 - Map of the World's Countries Rearranged by Population
Big Think - 11/20/2010 11:59:42 PM
What if the world were rearranged so that the inhabitants of the country with the largest population would move to the country with the largest area? And the second-largest population would migrate to the second-largest country, and so on? The result would ...
Brooks on Beer: Bay Area triumphs at the World Beer Cup
San Jose Mercury News - 4/21/2014 11:58:25 AM
The numbers alone are staggering: Some 4,754 beers from 58 countries competed in last month's World Beer Cup in Denver, Colo. By the time the dust and hops had settled, the U.S. had brought home a staggering 205 medals. Among the winners, nine Bay Area ...
Get happy in the world's happiest countries
CNN - 3/20/2014 11:56:24 PM
The happiest of countries -- many of which are in Scandinavia ... The Great Barrier Reef covers 344,400 kilometers in area and includes the largest coral reef ecosystem in the world. Some 600 continental islands, 3,000 coral reefs and about 150 inshore ...
Journal-World All-Area boys cross country team
LJWORLD - 11/28/2012 6:31:29 AM
The Wildcats senior raced to top-10 finishes at the Rim Rock Farm Classic and KC Metro Championship before taking first place in the Frontier League, winning a Class 4A regional title and finishing his outstanding prep cross country career as 4A’s state ...
Journal-World All-Area girls cross country team
LJWORLD - 11/28/2012 6:10:01 AM
In her final season running for the Lions, the speedy senior finished in the top three at six different races before illness slowed her down in her season finale at the Class 6A state meet, where she finished 27th in the 4K. Morgan’s top time came when ...
World's overlooked countries to buy second citizenship, residency
CNN - 6/28/2013 8:06:39 PM
... country is a member of the Schengen Area with its 26 countries spanning most of western Europe sharing common borders without immigration control -- not to mention more than 160 countries in total around the world -- on par with Australia and Canada.
World’s first five country protected area to conserve “Europe’s Amazon”
wwf.panda.org - 3/24/2011 11:55:49 PM
Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia and Slovenia today signed a historic declaration to establish a trans-boundary UNESCO Biosphere Reserve to protect their shared nature and wildlife along the Mura, Drava and Danube rivers, “Europe’s Amazon”.
Largest Country of the World by Area
Meri News - 4/2/2014 2:05:20 AM
Russia is the largest country in the world by total area covering more than one eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area. Russia's total area is 17,075,400 square kilometres. Country has the world's largest forest reserves. With more than 143 million ...
MH370: 26 countries searching area larger than Australia, officials say
theguardian.com - 3/18/2014 1:36:00 PM
The full scale of the vast hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight became clear on Tuesday, as officials said the search area had been extended to 2.24m square nautical miles (7.68m sq km). Malaysian officials urged countries on the plane's potential ...
Washington: A world apart
Washington Post - 11/8/2013 11:55:28 PM
“This is a wonderful area. I’m not sure all the people ... Frey said Washington is an example of how the country is compartmentalizing itself into clusters of people with different backgrounds and world views. “It’s a magnet for people who grew ...
Dark secrets of foreign investment in Ethiopia and tears of the poor
Indepth Africa - 4/23/2014 8:57:05 AM
The rapid growth of world economy has resulted in strong partnership between countries, multinational companies and cooperates ... life sustaining activities of indigenous people in the area. The corrupted TPLF regime backed transnational cooperatives ...
Why For aren't there more countries in Epcot's World Showcase area?
Jim Hill Media - 4/12/2014 11:57:45 PM
Kathy T. writes in to say: In honor of the upcoming 25th anniversary of Epcot, I was wondering if you could share some stories about how that theme park actually came into being. Well, one part of the Epcot Center story that has (in my opinion, anyway ...
Country Music Hall of Fame announces 2014 Inductee Class
Examiner - 4/22/2014 3:31:58 PM
would be inducted into the Moderan Area category. To be eligible for the Modern Era Category, the inductee must have received national prominence more than 20 years ago. Ronnie Milsap has been a successful cross over singer with country, pop, r&b ...
Repatriated Works Back in Their Countries of Origin
New York Times - 4/19/2014 8:00:23 PM
The area has long been sacred to Persephone ... Some repatriation cases underscore countries asserting their place on the world stage rather than simply reclaiming past glory. In 2010 the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History agreed to return to Peru ...